What Foods Contain Antioxidants ?

What Foods Contain Antioxidants ?

There are hundreds of foods that contain antioxidants and most are from a vegetarian diet. The everyday vegetables that you consume have some amount of antioxidants that are beneficial for the body. The body’s consumption of anti oxidants is fairly high and it depends on your personal life style.

If you are a person who smokes and drinks alcohol everyday, then your body needs double the amount of anti oxidant compared to a person who does not drink or smoke. Also, if you are exposed to severe pollution, then your body needs more anti oxidants. When people have no obvious reason to take anti oxidants like any disease that warrants it, then they should not. However, they can consider consuming anti oxidants in natural forms which are available in abundance.

Almost all the berries, from the most exotic ones like Acai berry to blue berry, black berry, bilberry and almost all other berries, have antioxidants. All citrus fruits contain them and other fruits including apples, bananas, papaya, and several more have significant amount of antioxidants. Vegetables and green leafy vegetables have anti oxidants.

The best way to get enough anti oxidants is to eat at least two vegetables and at least one fruit a day. Other than this, you also need to drink a lot of water to support the antioxidants functioning in the body. If you are bored of eating vegetables, you can substitute your intake with more fruits or dry fruits and alternate them with fruit juices also. There are several ways to consume fruits and vegetable. One just needs a little bit of creativity to cook or serve them so that everyone who consumes them enjoys and relishes them.  

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